The University of San Diego or USD is a private, Roman Catholic university located in San Diego, California. It was founded in 1949 by the bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, Rev. Charles F. Buddy, D.D. and the Superior Vicaress of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rev. Mother Rosalie Hill, RSCJ as the San Diego College for Women. Although the San Diego College for Men opened in 1954, it wasn’t until 1972 that the university became coeducational.
Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1956, the university today is divided into six colleges and schools; namely, the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business Administration; Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science; Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies; School of Law; and School of Leadership and Education Services. USD grants Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in various specializations and fields of study.
The university’s School of Business Administration (SBA) is considered one of the top business schools in the Westcoast. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), SBA is ranked 28th in the nation on BusinessWeek’s 2010 list of top 50 undergraduate business programs. The university’s School of Business Administration graduate business programs are offered in three primary areas: Full-time MBA program; International MBA program; and Evening MBA program for busy working professionals who are not able to attend the traditional day classes. Also available are Business Leadership Programs and Specialized Master’s Programs.
Financial aid is extended to qualified students.